What does Elia mean?
Elia /elia/ [3 sylls.] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Elia). Elia's root is Hebrew, and the name Elia means "Jehovah is God". Elia is an alternate form of Elias (Greek, Hebrew). Elia is also a derivative of Elijah (Hebrew).
How popular is Elia?
Elia is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9814 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Elia and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Elia (unlisted) are Elijah (#11 a year ago), Eli (#49), Elias (#103), Elliot (#217), Ellis (#443), Lige, Ely, Eliot, Elie and Elis. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4213%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.4177%, down 0.9%), but with the forms Elie and Lige becoming less in vogue. The most fashionable birth names among these are Ellis (#443), Elliot (#217), Elias (#103), Eli (#49) and Elijah (#11), and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Eli, Elias, Elijah, Elliot and Ellis. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)